Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, September 20th, 2009
"We conducted a randomized controlled trial of patients with acute heart failure in 10 academic and community ernergency departments. The experimental group received serial B-type natriuretic peptide testing (at 3, 6, 9, and 12 hours then daily). The control group received usual care. Our outcomes were hospital length of stay, 30-day readmission rate, and all-cause mortality. There were 219 controls and...
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